The statistics is publised together with Road traffic accidents involving personal injury. There you will find updated figures.
Strong decrease in road traffic fatalities
A total of 168 persons were killed in road traffic accidents in 2011; 40 fewer than the year before. The number of fatalities per 100 000 inhabitants was 3.4, the lowest ever.
A total of 168 persons were killed in 158 fatal accidents in 2011. Of these, 87 were drivers of cars, 32 car passengers, 13 drivers or passengers of motorcycles, 4 were moped drivers, 12 were cyclists, 16 pedestrians and 4 were other road users.
A total of 8 363 persons were injured in road traffic accidents last year; 767 fewer than in 2010. The average over the period 2002 to 2011 was 239 fatalities and 10 899 injuries per year.
Fewer seriously injured
In 2011, 679 persons were seriously injured in road traffic accidents, compared to 714 in 2010. This is a decrease of 5 per cent compared to 2010, and 41 per cent compared to 2002. The average for the 10-year period 2002-2011 was 893.
Fewer pedestrians lost their lives
While 22 pedestrians were killed in 2010, the number was reduced to 16 in 2011. This is the lowest number registered on Norwegian roads ever. The average for the 10-year period 2002-2011 was 27.
. and motorcyclists
The number of persons killed on motor cycles showed a significant decrease, from 26 in 2010 to 13 in 2011. The average for the last 10-year period was 30. The number seriously injured was 73. Seven of the motorcyclist fatalities were in the age group 35-54 years.
..but increase in bicycle accidents
In total, 12 cyclists were killed in road traffic accidents in 2011, compared to 5 in 2010. Three out of 4 cyclists killed were in the age group over 54 years.
Most killed in traffic accidents in Hordaland and Oppland
In 2011, 19 persons lost their lives in Hordaland and 18 in Oppland. The lowest number was registered in Aust-Agder and Vestfold, with 3 and 4 fatalities respectively.
A 50 per cent reduction for the age group 20-24 years
In 2011, 14 persons were killed and 1 035 were injured in the age group 20-24 years. Of these, 88 were seriously injured. There was a 50 per cent reduction in the number of fatalities, while the number of injured persons was reduced by 8 per cent compared to 2010. Nine of the persons killed were drivers of car.
Seven children under 16 years of age lost their lives in road traffic accidents in 2011, while 715 were injured; 42 of which were seriously injured. This is 2 more fatalities but 66 fewer injured compared to 2010. The average for the 10-year period 2002-2011 shows 12 persons killed and 981 persons injured. Of the 7 children that lost their lives last year, 4 were car passengers.
A total of 19 persons between 16 and 19 years of age were killed in road traffic accidents in 2011, the same as the previous year. A total of 1 229 were injured, with 83 of these seriously injured. Ten of the persons killed were women and 8 out of these 10 were car passengers.
In total, 20 persons were killed in road traffic last year between 25 and 34 years of age, compared to 32 in 2010. The number seriously injured was 125 compared to 131 the year before.
Head-on collisions and run-off-the-road accidents
A total of 72 persons were killed in 65 head-on collisions in 2011. Fifty-nine persons were killed in 56 run-off-the-road accidents. In total, these two types of accident caused 78 per cent of all fatalities in 2011. During the last 10-year period, 98 persons have been killed in head-on collisions on average, while 89 have been killed in run-off-the road-accidents.
116 fatalities outside densely populated areas
A total of 126 persons, corresponding to 75 per cent, lost their lives in 116 accidents outside densely populated areas in 2011. Thirty-eight per cent of these were killed in run-off-the-road accidents.
Forty-one persons were killed in accidents within densely populated areas; 14 car drivers, 2 car passengers, 3 motorcyclists, 3 moped drivers, 8 cyclists and 11 pedestrians.
Accidents in the Nordic countries
In Norway, the number of fatalities per 100 000 inhabitants was 3.4 in 2011, the same as in Sweden. Preliminary figures for Denmark and Finland were 4.0 and 5.4 persons respectively. By way of comparison, the corresponding figure for Norway in 1970 was 14.5 fatalities per 100 000 inhabitants.
The statistics are based on accidents reported to the police. Less severe accidents and injuries are often not reported to the police, and may therefore be underrepresented in the figures. The total number of injuries includes casualties where the degree of injury has not been specified. Around 8 per cent of the casualties reported in 2011 belonged to this category. Some people registered in this category may be uninjured, and figures are subject to change.
- Table 1 Persons killed or injured in road traffic accidents, by group of road-user and month. 2002-2011
- Table 2 Persons killed or injured, by group of road-user and degree of injury. 2002-2011
- Table 3 Persons killed or injured, by group of road-user and sex. 2001-2010
- Table 4 Persons killed or injured, by age group and degree of injury. 2002-2011
- Table 5 People killed or injured in road traffic accidents, by degree of injury, sex and age. 2011
- Table 6 Persons killed or injured, by group of road user and age. 2011
- Table 7 People killed or injured, by group of road user. County. 2011
- Table 8 Persons killed or injured, by group of road user and police district. 2011
- Table 9 Persons killed or injured, by age. County. 2011
- Table 10 Persons killed or injured, by age. Police district. 2011
- Table 11 People killed or injured in road traffic accidents, by group of road user and accident type. 2011
- Table 12 Accidents involving lorries. Number of traffic units involved and persons killed or injured. 2008-2011
- Table 13 Accidents involving lorries. Persons killed or injured, by type of accident. 2008-2011
- Table 14 Persons killed in road traffic accidents in the Nordic countries per 100 000 of the population. 2000-2011
- Table 15 Persons killed in road traffic accidents, by group of road user. 1970-2011
- Table 16 Persons killed or injured in road traffic accidents, exposure data. 1970 - 2011
- Table 17 People killed in road traffic accidents, by accident type 1977-2011
- Table 18 Persons killed or injured in road traffic accidents, by road user, area of residence og type of accident. 2011